roncalli college newsletter `to seek truth and peace ` kimihia te pono



roncalli college newsletter `to seek truth and peace ` kimihia te pono
1 March 2013 - Issue 2, Term 1
Dear Parents/Caregivers and students
We have had an excellent start to the school year and I would like to take the opportunity in this
newsletter to highlight some significant student achievements:
We held our first academic assembly on 21 February to acknowledge students who were awarded
Merit and Excellence Endorsements in 2012. The following students were awarded Academic
Colours for achieving 50 or more credits at excellence level.
Level 1 Excellence: Thomas Anderson, Chante Cooper, Lukas Elsen, Lauren Kelly, Bethany
Lambourne, Honor Mills, Sophie Newmarch, Dane Oates, Lauren Waite & Shannon Wallace.
Level 2 Excellence: Reani Ferrer, Mathhew Geach, Madison Hamel, Lisa-Sophie Keupper, Daniel
Musson, Emily Newmarch, Georgina Rarity, Morgan Stevenson, Therese Styles & Stephanie
Four Roncalli students, Louise Cody, Erin Broughton, Genevieve Cockburn and Samantha Isaacs, all
achieved Scholarship English in 2012. In addition, Louise gained Excellence in three English
externals, Genevieve gained Excellence in three French externals, Samantha gained Excellence in
two Classics externals and Erin gained Excellence in Art Painting. We congratulate these girls on
their achievement and wish them continued success at university.
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Congratulations to the following students who received Merit endorsed certificates:
Level 1 Merit: Daniel Armstrong, Michaela Black, Francis Blackstock, James Brosnahan, Brittany
Cannell, Luke Cody, Kate Esler, Michael Lees, Sophie Mayes, Sean McCleary, Sophie McClenaghan,
Nicholas O’Brien, Siobhan O’Connor, Rowie O’Driscoll, Bethney Pattie, Thomas Prayoonyuang,
Georgia Rees, Bryanna Rooney, Lachlan Scarsbrook, Conor Scott, Sionelle Shattock, Kate Shaw,
Chicago Smith-Walters, Jack Stickings, Samuel Struthers, Brooke Talbot, Libby Taylor, Jesse Thurlow,
Caitlyn Whittington, Kenneth Woodall, Brendan Wynen & Anastasia Zaleta.
Level 2 Merit: Sarah Austin, Aimee Bell, Ellen Brown, Amelia Bunting, Olivia Chisnall, Geena Clark,
Ellen Cockburn, Tristan Cooper, Lara Frampton, Emma Henderson, Jordan Hooke, Alessandro
Ingrosso, Anna Kensell, Eleanor Lambourne, Alex Lynch, Gretchen McAleer, Brian McCarthy,
Andrew Mikhail, Nicholas Mills, Rebecca Mountfort, Briar Mulcahy, Genevieve O’Connor, Claire
Phillips, Matt Priest, Henry Race, Caitlin Rowland, Leanna Ryan & Georgia Wolffenbuttel
We held our annual Athletics Day on 22 February at the Aoraki Athletics Stadium. We had fine
weather, excellent student participation and many displays of house spirit. The highlight of the day
was witnessing 11 school records being set by the following students: Leanna Ryan, Christina Ryan,
James Sandilands, Jacob Matson and Laura Dorgan. Please refer to the sports section of this
newsletter for further details.
Our annual Swimming Sports was held at the C-Bay on 8 February. The day started out cool but
soon warmed up to provide ideal swimming conditions. There were seven school records broken on
the day, six by Korlina Volkov. If you would like to see a clip of Korlina in action go to For further details on the swimming sports, please see the sports section
of the newsletter.
The Roncalli rowers are off to a very good start this year as they prepare for Maadi Cup at Lake
Karapiro in late March. At the recent South Canterbury Schools Rowing Competition, our rowers
won 12 medals. We wish them all the best for the upcoming South Island Championships this
coming weekend.
James Faulkner, a year 12 student, competed in this year’s
Speight’s Coast to Coast as the youngest competitor. James
finished the race in just under 15 hours. We are extremely
proud of James for his amazing achievement and look forward
to his upcoming presentation at assembly.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge and thank all the parents and friends of the college who give so
generously of their time to enable us to provide so many opportunities to our students – coaching,
managing, transporting, supporting, feeding, etc. We couldn’t do it without you.
Until next time,
Chris Comeau
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29- 2 April
Upcoming Events Calendar
SISS Rowing and SISS Tennis
PTA AGM 7.00pm Heartland Café
St Thomas’s Cricket (away)
International Mayoral welcome (9.00am-12noon)
PTA 2nd Hand Uniform shop open in Annex 3.30-4.30pm
First Year 10 Camp
PTA 2nd Hand Uniform shop open in Annex 3.30-4.30pm
Senior Aoraki Volleyball
Aoraki MTB Champs
Second Year 10 Camp
Maadi Cup (Karapiro)
St Bede’s Cricket (Home)
Geography Trip Mt Cook
Aoraki Swimming Champs
Holy Thursday
Easter Break
Mt Hutt Cricket (Home)
Bishop Lyons Competition
SISS Athletics Invercargill
1st XV vs Marcellin College (Australia)
Yr 12 OED Sea Kayak Trip
Yr 13 Biology Trip Portobello
Quad Exchange at St Kevins
Last day of Term 1
Tuesday 5 March 2013 - 7.00pm - Heartland Café
All Welcome
House Mass Schedule Term 21 2013
St Joseph’s School, Temuka
– School Fair
Please come out and join in
with all the fun at the Fair
Saturday 23 March 2013
from 10.30am
13 March
McAuley House Mass
20 March
Aquinas House Mass
3 April
Chanel House Mass
10 April
Colin House Mass
Our website is updated regularly providing our community
with information, reports, results and photographs.
The College calendar is available and also a new addition to
the website on the information page is the ‘Daily notices’.
The Daily notices are a great way of keeping up to date with
the day to day messages/notes the students receive.
Check out
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Caritas Lenten Appeal
This week 10 year 12 students took part in a Caritas Social Justice day in Christchurch. They met with
Christchurch Catholic secondary schools to look at the work of Caritas especially in this time of Lent.
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development. Only with our
help can they support development and relief for poor communities around the world, and work for justice
at home. Their programmes address the causes of poverty and injustice, wherever they exist.
Please remember that Lent is a time of Almsgiving and if you would like to contribute to the Lenten appeal
there is a Koha box in the school office.
“Let justice roll down like a river”
AMOS 5:24
HPV Vaccination
The SCDHB Primary and Community Services have provided us with some information on the Human
Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination. If you would like a copy of this information please ask at the office.
Music Department
Vocal tutor Mr Tim McLeod, works with Lisa-Sophie
Kuepper during her singing lesson in the Annex.
Mr McLeod is one of several itinerant music
teachers who come into Roncalli College to take
students for instruction in vocal and instrumental
lessons. Lessons for 2013 are well under way with
many students taking advantage of this opportunity
at our school.
School Accounts
Thank you to those parents/caregivers who have paid their accounts in full this term.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that workbooks and resources need to be paid for
before they are issued.
Also students who are participating in sporting trips or teams should also pay for these activities before
they commence. Automatic payments are encouraged and can be set up via internet banking to our
school account 12-3159-0081889-00. Thank you for your cooperation.
Board of Trustee Elections
A brochure from the NZ Schools Trustee Association about the 2013 School Trustee Elections is scanned
into this newsletter to provide you with information about the upcoming elections. The electoral roll will
be open for inspection on Friday 5 April and nominations will be called for prior to the end of Term 1. The
election will take place on 30 May 2013.
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Sports Notices
Roncalli Swimming Sports Day Results – Friday 8 February
Overall Champions
Girls: Under 14
Emma Kelly
Gretchen McAleer
Boys: Under 14
Joshua Manson
Senior Jordan Hooke
Junior Korlina Volkov
Intermediate Laura Cockroft;
Junior Samuel Kensell;
Intermediate Justin Dovestone
House relay: 1st Colin 4.58.34, 2nd McAuley, 3rd Chanel
Big splash:
1st Jesse Thurlow Ch, 2nd Jake O’Toole Co, 3rd Conor Scott Aq, 4th Jordan Hooke Mc
House points: Colin 956, McAuley 786, Chanel 742, Aquinas 448
Records 2013:
Junior Girls
50m Freestyle
100m Freestyle
50m Breaststroke
100m Breaststroke
100m Backstroke
50m Butterfly
200m Medley
Intermediate Girls
50m Freestyle
50m Backstroke
Last Held
Korlina Volkov
Korlina Volkov
Korlina Volkov
Korlina Volkov
Korlina Volkov
Korlina Volkov
Korlina Volkov
2012 Emma Goddard – 32.52
1981 Virginia Faass – 1.14.3
1998 Casey O’Hara – 44.96
1987 Karen Simpson – 1.32.1
1992 Melissa Balchin 1.23.0
1998 Casey O’Hara 38.90
1998 Casey O’Hara 2.54.3
Emma Goddard
Emma Goddard
1977 Megan Heslop 33.87
1993 Melissa Balchin 38.7
Roncalli College Swimming Champions 2013
Back row:
Front row:
Joshua Manson, Samuel Kensell, Justin Dovestone, Jordan Hooke.
Emma Kelly, Korlina Volkov, Laura Cockroft, Gretchen McAleer
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Aoraki Secondary Schools Senior Qualifying Tennis Tournament
The Aoraki Secondary Schools Senior Qualifying Tennis Tournament was played at the ASB Tennis Centre
on Tuesday 12 February. Roncalli was represented with three teams:Girls
Amelia Race, Shannon Wallace, Libby Taylor, Laura Dorgan
Adam Beck, Damian Tarrant, Liam Beck, Michael Lees
Luke Elsen, Daniel Kelliher, Emily Gilchrist, Akena Frisby
The girl’s competition consisted of six teams. Roncalli played Craighead in round one and for the first
time in a number of years Roncalli won the match 25 games to 20. In round two Roncalli caused an upset
beating Waitaki Girls by four games. These two wins qualified Roncalli to the final against a strong team
from Mt Hutt College. After some hard fought battles and long rallies Mt Hutt went onto win the final 4-2.
Congratulations to the girl’s team for finishing runners-up.
The mixed grade had three teams contesting the title, Roncalli, St Kevin’s and Ashburton. Roncalli beat St
Kevins 6-0, but lost to a strong Ashburton College team 4-2. This was a great team effort with both our girls
from year 9 playing at a senior tournament!
The boys team played some great tennis against tough opposition, finishing 4th in the boys grade.
Many thanks to the parents who came along to watch throughout the day, we certainly were the best
represented school at the tournament.
Weekly Secondary Schools Tennis League
Roncalli is represented with four teams in the Aoraki Secondary Schools weekly tennis league. Games are
played each Friday afterschool at the ASB Tennis Centre starting at 4pm. The competition runs for six
weeks, good luck to the students involved.
TOUCH - Aoraki Secondary Schools Touch Championships
Roncalli had four teams compete in the Aoraki Touch tournament on Sunday 17 February. It was a great
day and the students displayed some great skills and results for the day.
A special thank you to Les Cosgrove, Phil Lees, Vaughan O’Shaughnessy and Craig Dorgan for giving their
time to coach and manage the Roncalli teams on the day your time was very much appreciated. Also thank
you to the many parents and family members who came along with great support.
 The senior girls team played some great games beating Waitaki Girls, Timaru Girls High School and
Geraldine in the round robin, they lost to Craighead and finished 2nd place overall. Great job girls!
 We had two teams in the senior boy’s grade. This was closely contested between Roncalli and
Timaru Boys High. The Roncalli A team drew to TBHS A in the round robin game 2-3. The Roncalli B
team also showed some good skills and speed scoring first against the Roncalli A boys and narrowly
lost 4-2.
 Roncalli A boys faced TBHS A in the final, this was a very fast exciting game. Our boys lost 3-2
finishing runners up.
 The junior boys played TBHS in the final, this was a close game and Roncalli finished runners up
losing 3-2. Congratulations to all our players on a very successful day.
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Canterbury Secondary Schools Rowing Champs
A very successful weekend saw Roncalli Crews winning five Gold’s, four Silvers and three Bronze medals.
Key highlights were:
 Roncalli achieving a clean sweep of the four double sculls events in the boys and girls Under 15 & 16
 Jonny Rush and Caleb Stephenson having the perfect of three gold medals from three events,
impressively winning both the Boys U15 and U16 Double along with the Boys U16 Quad with fellow
crew members Justin Dovestone, Tim Coughlan and Cameron Moffat (cox).
 Novice Girls Rower Abby McIIroy also performed well winning a medal of each colour in her three
races; Gold – Girls U15 Double with Bridget Cody, Silver – Girls U18 Lightweight Double with Libby
Davenport and Bronze – Girls U15 Quad with Bridget Cody, Lily Simpson, Devaney Forbes and Olivia
Cockroft (cox).
Rowers are now focussed on performing well at this weekend’s South Island Secondary Schools Champs
the last regatta before heading up to Maadi (NZ Secondary Schools Champs) mid March.
Canterbury Schools Champs Full results:
Five Gold
U15 boys double Caleb Stephenson and Jonny Rush
U16 boys quad Caleb Stephenson, Tim Coughlan, Justin
Dovestone, Jonny Rush and cox Cameron Moffat
U15 girls double Bridget Cody and Abby McIlroy
U16 boys double Caleb Stephenson and Jonny Rush
U16 girls double Libby Davenport and Kate Shaw
Four Silver
U17 boys single Luke Cody
U16 girls single Kate Shaw
U18 lightweight girls double Libby Davenport and Abby McIlroy.
U18 boys single Luke Cody
Three Bronze
U16 girls single Laura Cockroft
U15 girls quad Abby McIlroy, Bridget Cody, Lily Simpson,
Devaney Forbes and cox Olivia Cockroft
U17 boys quad Luke Cody, Justin Dovestone, Tim Coughlan, James Hamilton and cox Cameron Moffat
Nigel Davenport - Chairperson
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Beach Sevens
Congratulations to the Roncalli boys on their successful beach sevens tournament beating Timaru Boys
High in the final to take the title.
St Kevin’s Cricket Exchange – Oamaru
Roncalli had three teams travel to Oamaru for the annual cricket exchange with St Kevin’s on Wednesday
20 February.
Girls 1st XI
Roncalli lost the toss and were put into bat. Gretchen McAleer (9) and Jaimee Gilbert (13) got the team off
to a solid start. Laura Dorgan top scored with 52 taking the team to 171.
St Kevins were never in contention being bowled all out in the 19th over for 64. Kate Arscott three wickets
for 6 off 5, Kasie Skyes-Beynon three wickets for 12 off 4 overs.
Roncalli Girls 1st XI
Roncalli Junior Boys
Junior Boys
Roncalli won the toss and elected to bat. Adam Hamel scored 29 and Burns Mills scoring 26. Aidan
Barnes-Webber scored a fast 24 of 10 balls
Jacob Mulholland opened the bowling and took 2 wickets off 3 overs. Matthew Holgate took 3 wickets off 4
overs and Bryan Ryan 2 wickets off 4 overs.
Roncalli bowled and batted well with Roncalli winning by 107 runs. Well done boys.
Boys 1st XI
St Kevin’s won the toss and chose to bowl. Roncalli started off well with opener Tristan Cooper scoring 58
which was well backed up with some quick fire 20’s by Liam Beck (20), Henry Race (21) then our middle
order collapsed losing 5 wickets in the space of about 20 runs, leaving us all out on 159.
The Roncalli bowlers struggled to take wickets and St Kevin’s built a good partnership and eventually got
the runs after 35 overs. Michael Lees was the best Roncalli bowler with 1-24 off his 8 overs. St Kevins won
by six wickets.
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Roncalli Athletics Sports Day Results – Friday 22 February
Overall Champions
Under 14 Issy McKeown
Senior Leanna Ryan.
Under 14 Liam McDonald
Senior James Sandilands.
House Points:
Junior Christina Ryan
Junior Jonny Rush
Intermediate Matt McKechnie
Chanel 1502, Aquinas 1369, Colin 1368, McAuley 1365.
Records 2013:
Intermediate Boys
Senior Boys
100m Hurdles
Junior Girls
80m Hurdles
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Senior Girls
High Jump
Girls 3000m
Last Held
Jacob Matson
2009 Harlem Cole 24.0
James Sandilands
2002 Patolo Tupuola
2006 Daniel Laws 14.8
Christina Ryan
Christina Ryan
Christina Ryan
Christina Ryan
Christina Ryan
Christina Ryan
1973 Marie Smith
2011 Brittany Cannell 13.2
2002 Nicola Bunckenburg 13.8
1955 Marie Donnelly 5.0m
2004 Claire Brien 26.34m
1985 Linda Fahey 10.20m
1996 Irene May Searer 21.55m
Leanna Ryan
1997 Janette Mulvey 1.52m
Laura Dorgan
2005 Aimee O’Brien 11.58.24
Roncalli College Athletics Champions 2013
Back row:
Front row:
Liam McDonald, Jonny Rush, Matt McKechnie, James Sandilands.
Issy McKeown, Christina Ryan, Laura Dorgan, Leanna Ryan.
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Robbie Fruean Training Session
A Roncalli parent won a recent auction for Robbie Fruean to run a rugby training session for 1.5 hours. We
were very fortunate that Robbie travelled to Timaru along with fellow Canterbury team-mate Telusa
The students involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot from the drills and skills Robbie
and Telusa taught them.
South Island Secondary School Tennis Championships
Roncalli College has been invited to enter a tennis team in the mixed grade at the South Island Secondary
School Tennis Championships. This invitation at short notice was due to an out of town team
withdrawing from the competition, and Aoraki as hosts, had the right to fill the spot. This is a great
opportunity for Roncalli to enter with the event being held locally. Good luck to Luke Elsen, Daniel
Kelliher, Amelia Race and Libby Taylor who will be representing the school this Friday and Saturday at the
ASB Tennis Centre, Benvenue Avenue. Supporters Welcome!!
Rowing - South Island Secondary Schools Rowing Regatta
Good luck to the Roncalli Rowing Crews competing this weekend (2 & 3 March) at the South Island
Secondary Schools Rowing regatta at Lake Ruataniwha. This is the last regatta before Maadi Cup.
St Thomas Cricket Exchange – Christchurch
St Thomas’s of Canterbury are hosting the annual cricket exchange in Christchurch on Wednesday 6 March.
The 1st XI and Junior boys team will be representing the College.
Students are to meet at the Roncalli Wellington Street entrance at 7.20am; we will be departing at 7.30am.
All students involved will receive a letter with all relevant information and cost.
**Please ensure the money is paid to the school office prior to departure**
Athletics - Aoraki Secondary Schools Athletic Champs
Wednesday 13 March 2013 (postponement Thursday 14, Friday 15 March)
Alpine Energy All Weather Track – Morgans Road
8.30am – 4.00pm
Students must bring a packed lunch, drink bottle, sun protection and warm clothing.
All students who have qualified to compete at the Aoraki Champs have been notified and permission
letters have been sent home. A programme will be available closer to the time.
If any parents would like to assist on the day please contact Richelle Cannell 688-6003 ext 808 or
email [email protected]
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Please note: The permission letter sent home stated that the $3.00 cost per athlete would be charged to
your account, this was an error. The $3.00 must be paid to the school office in a named envelope by Friday
8 March.
Mountain-Biking – Aoraki Secondary School’s Mountain Bike Champs
Saturday 16 March 2013
Mount Hutt Mountain Bike Tracks (13km east of Methven at the base
of the Mount Hutt Ski Field access road)
Downhill and Cross Country
Age Categories:
U14, U15, U17, U19 (as at 1 January 2013)
Entry Fee:
$20.00 per event
Registration: 9.00am – 9.45am
10.00am – MTB Downhill
1.00pm – MTB Cross Country
Note: - Due to other commitments a staff member is not available to manage and transport the team,
therefore entry into this event is subject to a parent/adult manager/supervisor making themselves
available. This year the event falls on a Saturday. Please contact Richelle Cannell if you can help
688-6003 ext 808 or email [email protected]
Aoraki Secondary Schools Swimming Championships
The Aoraki Secondary Schools Swimming Champs are being held on Wednesday 27 March. All students
interested in competing please register your names with Miss Zandbergen.
Hurstpierpoint Rugby Scholarship 2013
This scholarship is for a Senior boy who is interested in applying for a playing opportunity at Hurstpierpoint
in England. This Scholarship is available for:
 High Quality Elite players - Mid August – Mid December 2013.
 They are looking for a front rower, lock, number eight, fly half or centre.
If you require any further information please see Mr Mills. Application forms are available from the College
office and all application must be handed into the school office by the end of term one, Friday 19 April.
Winter Sports Update
We are well underway with registrations and trials for our winter sports teams. I would like to thank
coaches, managers, selectors, staff and the wider community for their continued support and time
enabling our Roncalli students to participate in sport.
Please refer to the school website for sports information . If you have any further
questions we would love to hear from you please email [email protected] or phone the
sports office on 688 6003 extension 808.
Roncalli College Sports Cups & Trophies
Please return all sports cups and trophies from 2012
to the sports office by Friday 29 March 2013
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Step Up 4 Dance NZ
Step Up 4 Dance NZ has all new hip hop dance classes for Teens (13-16yrs) and Adults (17years+). Held
Fridays and Tuesday nights. There is still a few spaces left in our Junior Peeps (6-8yrs) hip hop class and
Intermediate Crew (9-12yrs) and the Point Crew (7-14yrs) and Adult Dance Slam class at Pleasant Point has
started up too. Fun lessons that involve warm up & cool down routines, competitions, activities and games,
hip hop techniques, performances and a project routine to learn each term. Contact Chantelle for bookings
036887071 or 0275885384
NZTA Approved Defensive Driver Training
NZTA approved course to improve your driving safety and obtain six months reduction from your restricted
licence period. The cost of the course is $195.00. A full notice with details of when and where is on the
student noticeboard.
Next Courses March 12/15/19/22
April 9/12/16/19
May 7/9/14/16
June 4/7/11/14
Junior section presents for 2013 FAME JNR a musical about a performing arts school, set in the 80s.
On stage at the Theatre Royal, Timaru April 25-27th limited time special ticket price of $19 available NOW
until 5 March at Newman’s Music works 688 5597, 117 Stafford Street.
Hadlow to Harbour
 The time to have “A GREAT MORNING OUT” is coming. Sunday, March 10th is Hadlow to Harbour
morning – The Fabulous Family Fun Run/Walk/Whatever JUST DO IT AND SEE.
 Join around 2000 South Canterbury folk in this happy event. Some great prizes for dressing up
and a special new feature for schools only.
 Make up a student team of 4 – yes 4, that’s you and 3 mates and you can join in for a special price
of $16.00 per team. Wow, that’s only 4 bucks each.
 Each team could win one of 5 prizes of 4 x $25 vouchers (1 x for each team member) to spend at
Sport Check, Stafford Street, Timaru.
 Then there are around 150 “spot prizes”. If your ticket number is drawn, you can collect your
“spot prize” at the finish.
 You could even win an Air Safaris flight from Tekapo Airport around Mt. Cook and back. Wouldn’t
that be great?
Keyboards wanted
A staff member, Anthony Whelan, has a request to purchase a second hand digital keyboard or an older
free-standing unit with weighted keys.
He would be interested if it provided a reasonable piano sound as he plays at St Thomas’s Church on
Saturday evenings.
The keyboard would be used in a studio situation as Anthony uses it for piano-files and with sequences as
well. Anthony’s intention is to extend the effects to provide a more Classical programme including Mozart,
Haydn and Bach over time. Thank you.
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